The Residences at CityCenter bring the ease and sophistication of modern city living to the heart of Downtown Washington. Designed by internationally renowned architecture firm Foster + Partners, its 216 condominiums provide homes with open layouts where light, air and outdoor spaces are fundamental. The Residences feature signature hallmarks of Foster + Partners’ design including light-filled modern interiors, natural colored materials, and collaborations with quality manufacturers for custom designs. Every residence is crafted with high quality, custom details and environmentally responsible materials that offer thoughtful living in a modern environment.

Light-Filled Living

Open living rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows that draw on different exposures to maximize natural light. Foster + Partners’ signature solar shades on the building façade provide light control. Northern European white oak flooring further enhances the open, natural feel of the space.

Foster + Partners Designed Kitchens

Created as an extension of the living space, the Molteni kitchen cabinetry has been designed to evoke the feeling of high quality furniture, blending the spaces together seamlessly.

Innovative Bathroom Design

Designed with an innovative “dual bathroom” concept, the bathrooms have the ability to function as a separate powder room for guests. This configuration makes these areas highly versatile.

Outdoor Living Spaces

All homes provide the ability for residents to extend their living space outdoors through terraces, balconies or Juliet balconies.


With Armstrong Yakubu, Senior Partner at Foster + Partners

Q: How did CityCenterDC’s Downtown location play into Foster + Partners’ master planning vision?

A: The idea was to create an urban living room, with a central plaza for gathering and an intimate park. We began by thinking of how we could break the urban scale down. We realized that, historically, Washington was crisscrossed with alleys and side streets and we wanted to capture these to create truly pedestrian places off the main streets for people to go to -- bringing it closer to what we thought would be a more friendly, walkable part of DC.

Q: Your firm has a lot of advanced thought about how to build in a modern era. What environmental sensitivities or design considerations were important in creating this project?

A: The first consideration was to ensure that people who live, walk and work at CityCenterDC would have streets that have sunlight. As a result, the first thing we built was not the buildings, but structures that had to do with the streetscapes and providing a good place to be. It also was important for CityCenterDC to blend into the surrounding neighborhood, so we chose specific trees and lighting styles that are familiar to the area.

It was only then that we went into designing the buildings themselves, keeping in mind that all buildings have four sides and each reacts differently, so there's more exposure to sun on the south, less on the north. We made sure every apartment had a large amount of light coming into The Residences at CityCenter. Additionally, building materials and systems were chosen very carefully -- making sure everything was of quality. All of this was achieved within the framework of sustainability, and the master plan has been pre-certified to achieve LEED Neighborhood Development, the first certification of its kind in the United States.